Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Setting up ‘In air: the cutworks of Piper Shepard’

Gail Baxter and I spent last week hanging the Piper Shepard lace exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre and the Foyer Gallery at Farnham. They both look stunning with the 3D chambers in the Foyer and the 15 foot long ‘pillar’ in the Crafts Study Centre as well as seven other large pieces of Piper’s hand cut lace on muslin. The first visitor wrote ‘wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, well worth the trip’ in the visitors’ book and she had had a 2 hour rail journey. I will blog more and add more pictures later. Gail and I are now both working on the conference ‘Lace: the transgressive thread’ which will be held at Farnham on Friday 16 May. There are a few places left if you would like to come. Piper will be talking about her work and there are also talks on lace history, contemporary lace and lace archives. It promises to be an interesting day.


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